Wednesday, July 16, 2008
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College Director of Athletics Jim Dafler was recently elected to serve as the chairperson for the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Committee.
Dafler was voted to serve as the chair by his fellow committee members for the 2008-09 season, his final year of a four-year term on the committee. The voting took place at the committee's summer meetings in Indianapolis June 18-20.
The committee chair will be responsible for implementing championship policy for the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament and other administrative duties.
The committee is made up of eight members who represent each region in the nation. Dafler is the Great Lakes Region representative. The region includes Westminster and the eight other schools in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, as well as three other conferences, two conferences with partial regional affiliation, and several independent schools.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly 2007 Annual College Guide. Westminster is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 366 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.